Fraser of Strichen and later of Lovat


The first of the Scottish family of Fraser appeared in the Borders during the 12th century. Their history can be accessed in a separate file which continues their story to the point where the ancestry of the Frasers of Philorth and the Frasers of Lovat divides.

Alexander Fraser, 4th Lord Fraser of Lovat, m Janet (who m 2ndly Donald McDonald of Sleat) dtr of Sir John Campbell of Cawdor, 3rd son of Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll, and d at Iona Dec 1557 having had with other issue a second son:

Thomas Fraser of Knockie and 1st of Strichen, b ca 1550, m Isabel, widow of Thomas Fraser of Philorth and dtr of James Forbes of Corsindae, and d 2 Oct 1612 leaving issue:
..A1 Thomas Fraser 2nd of Strichen, Sheriff of Inverness, m as his 1st wife Christian dtr of William Forbes of Tolquhon and mas his 2nd wife Margaret Macleod and d Mar 1647/8 leaving issue:
....B1 Thomas Fraser 3rd of Strichen, m 1628 Christian dtr of Sir John Forbes of Pitsligo, and d 1656 having had issue an only son:
......C1 Thomas Fraser 4th of Strichen, m 1656 Marion, yr dtr of Robert Irvine of Fedderet by Elizabeth dtr of Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy, Bt, and had issue an only child:
........D1 Alexander Fraser 5th of Strichen, m as his 1st wife a dtr of Cockburn of Ormiston and m 1697 as his 2nd wife Amelia (who m 2ndly John Lindsay, 19th Earl of Crawford, and d 18 Feb 1711), dtr of James Stuart, Master of Moray, styled Lord Doune, eldest son of Alexander Stuart, 5th Earl of Moray, and d 1702 having had by his 2nd wife issue:
..........E1 James Fraser 6th of Strichen, dsp
..........E2 Alexander Fraser 7th of Strichen, a Lord of Session 1730-75, Lord of Justiciary 1763, m Anne (d 20 Oct 1736), widow of James Stuart, 2nd Earl of Bute, and dtr of Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, and d 1775 having had issue an only son:
............F1 Alexander Fraser 8th of Strichen, m 1764 Jean dtr of William Menzies (brother of James Menzies of Culdares) and had issue:
..............G1 Alexander Fraser 9th of Strichen, Captain 1st Dragoon Guards, m 1801, Amelia Mary (d Aug 1860) dtr of John Leslie of Balquhain by Violet dtr of John Dalyell of Barncrosh and d 1803, leaving issue:
................H1 Thomas Alexander Fraser [see below]
..........e1. Marian Fraser m James Craig of Riccarton
......C2 Hugh
..a1. Jean Fraser m as her 1st husband Sir James Stewart of Kilcoy and as her 2nd husband Alexander Mackenzie of Kilcoy.
..a2. Magdalene Fraser m Jun 1603 Hugh Rose 12th of Kilravock (d 10 Jun 1643) and d 26 Dec 1644 leaving issue.

The son and heir of Alexander Fraser 9th of Strichen:
Thomas Alexander Fraser 10th of Strichen, succeeded 8 Dec 1815, on the death of Archibald Campbell Fraser, son of the 11th Lord Fraser of Lovat, as MacShimi Chief of the Frasers of Lovat. He was Lieut and Sheriff Principal, Inverness-shire. On 28 Jan 1837 he was created Baron Lovat of Lovat, co. Inverness, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, and established his right to the ancient Lovat peerage title, the attainder of which was reversed by an Act in his favour 1857, he becoming the 12th (but for the attainder 14th) Lord Fraser of Lovat. He was b 1802, m 6 Aug 1823 Charlotte Georgina (d 28 May 1876) eldest dtr of George William Jerningham, 8th Baron Stafford, and d 28 Jun 1875 having had issue:
..A1 Simon, his heir [see below]
..A2 Alexander Edward Fraser, Lt Col Scots Guards, served in the Crimea, b 13 Jan 1831, m 13 Jan 1858 Georgina Mary (d 28 Mar 1928) only dtr of George Fieschi Heneage, of Hainton Hall, Lincs, and dsp 20 Sep 1885.
..A3 George Edward Stafford Fraser, b 17 Feb 1834, d 4 May 1854.
..A4 Henry Thomas Fraser, Col 1st Bn Scots Guards, b 2 Dec 1838, d unm 3 Aug 1904.
..a1. Amelia Charlotte Fraser, m 17 Sep 1846 Charles Robert Scott-Murray (d 27 Aug 1882), of Danesfield, Bucks, and d 17 Aug 1912, leaving issue.
..a2. Frances Georgiana Fraser m 9 May 1844 Sir Piers Mostyn, 8th Bt (d 14 May 1882), of Talacre, and d 25 Dec 1899.
..a3. Charlotte Henrietta Fraser, m 27 Nov 1866, Sir Matthew Sausse, QC (dsp 4 Nov 1867), Chief Justice of Bombay, and d 21 Jul 1904.

The heir:
Simon Fraser, 13th Lord Fraser of Lovat in the Peerage of Scotland and 2nd Baron Lovat of Lovat in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.



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